I describe the materials and techniques I use to create chenille scarves, nuno felt scarves, shibori scarves and jackets, beaded fiber pins, and dyed resisted and discharged jackets. To see more of my work, please visit my website at http://www.CarolFurtado.com.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

More New Ribbon Scarves

Purple Silk Felted Ribbon Scarf

Garnet Ribbon Scarf

Garnet Silk Felted Lattice Scarf

Peacock Ribbon Felted Scarf

Tamarack Ribbon Felted Scarf

Yellow Ribbon Felted Scarf

New Chenille Scarves

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Discoveries

I'm experimenting with new resist in scarves and garments:

Roddy Wares Scarf for her Daughter's Wedding

A little variation in technique proved very successful:

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Springtime Jacket

This is the newest jacket I have been working on.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I have been very productive!

The last few weeks, I have experimented with many things including felt hats with a felt hat band and some new ideas for a felt scarf. I have been using both commercial and handmade prefelts and have been working with a flower shape which I have used both in the scarves and one garment at this point.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

silk felt shawls, nuno felt

silk jacket, ponchos and new garment

purple and blue silk jacket, inspired by the colors in a spent tulip.First I dyed a periwinkle with some resists, next an overall red-purple without resists and finally a mix of black and national blue acid dye.By that time I wasn't using too much dye since the other 2 layers of dye were quite a bit. The jacket was the heavier silk so it was good to use more dye.
The chartreus-gold jacket
I used about 1/2 teaspoon yellow 180 with a small pinch of turquoise to make a wonderful chartreus. the jacket pieces dyed beautifully but i felt it needed a second layer for a bit of unevenness.It turned a golder color. I thing that I should soak the pieces overnight and dry them next time as well as using evening agents to improve the color with one dyeing.
I am looking forward to photographing the finished pieces.
I also have dyed more ponchos including the larger silk seersucker for a larger poncho with orange mixed with polar red first and then pole wrapped the piece.The piece was finished with black.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Garment Ideas

This is a new idea for a type of poncho.

Monday, January 18, 2010

jelly rolls and new garments

I had learned to make jelly rolls 20 years ago from Susan Murphy and had been wanting to get back to it.I have been trying my own method of spreading out all the layers one on top of the other then rolling all the layers together. I think it has been pretty successful. I do want to try rolling one layer over the inside, one at a time. I made a series of little pins with the tiny slices of jellyroll as the accent and most of them are too nice to put beads on them. i wonder since the felt in the jellyroll is so thin,will it hold together. i could do other things with the jellyroll slices like parts of a necklace.